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Juraj Horváth, Sylva Fischerová / Egberia and Oltenia, and Other Tales

These tales from the world over, from far and near, are brimming with wit, verbal humour, as well as the joy of writing and literary culture in general. "The author gets straight down to it: her princes, rulers and other heroes are no shiny, romanticized Ken and Barbies, but people of flesh and blood. They swear, stuff their faces, get pains in their stomachs, they’re scared, are tempted by money, and just generally stumble in the pitfalls of the world." The philosopher and writer Sylva Fischerová is also the author of the successful book Jules and the Bug.

Illustration Juraj Horváth

150x200 | 240 pages | 2011 | 349 Kč | Baohemia | buy now

BAOBAB Publishers is small, family-owned publishing house specializing on quality children's books. Since its establishment at the break of the millennia, BAOBAB has done its utmost to restore the pictorial book culture in the Czech Republic, namely by cooperating with a score of like-minded authors, i.e. story-tellers and illustrators, scouting and supporting young talents, contributing to the development of children's author books phenomenon, mapping the European literary scene of children´s books as well as acquainting Czech reading public with the most interesting illustrators of the 20th and 21st centuries. Besides publishing and promoting activities, BAOBAB is the initiator and organizer of numerous book culture events, of which the most important the yearly Tabook Festival holding place in late September and early October in Tábor, Czech Republic (www.tabook.cz). BAOBAB Publishers cooperate closely with the Miroslav Šašek Foundation, Prague's Academy of Arts & Design (UMPRUM), Tábor's Baobab Book Shop & Gallery and Xaoxax Gallery in Prague's Vršovice District.